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Oct 15, 2013 3:00am PDT
quote -february. then the obamacare provision that must verify obamacare applicants before they receive subsidies. in thousands of pages that
Comedy Central
Oct 14, 2013 7:30pm PDT
. our guest tonight the secretary of obamacare and human obamacares kathleen obamacare. [ laughter ] of course, the discussion over obamacare and its effects is completely a propos as we check in on day seven of our ongoing coverage of. ♪ [cheers and applause] while many of us have been focusing on last week's totally necessary nonassinine both parties are equally responsible for the government shutdown the galaxy destroying dark force known as obamacare was unleashed on an unsuspected and yet still trusting world. how did it go? [screaming] just as i thought! [laughter] obamacare has exploded the chest cavities of millions of americans. [ laughter ] really if you put little cute ears on that that could be a french bulldog. [laughter] how did the opening of obamacare health exchanges really go? >> web sites were slow or crashed altogether. >> the main page went to apply to this please wait. >> still having problems with drop-down menus and things timing out. >> i tried to get on healthcare.go. this site has been down partially all weekend. >> nbc tried to reenling but the system
FOX Business
Oct 18, 2013 7:00pm EDT
may be trying to focus on the budget, but the nation's attention has turned to obamacare. obamacare now is unworkable, and affordable, and an almost unimaginable mess that appears to be getting worse. i am lou dobbs. the. ♪ good evening, everybody. capitol hill is silent for now, but next week republicans in congress will soldier on kamal the oversight hearings on why the obamacare exchange website three years in the making is such a stunning failure and embarrassment to the administration. technical experts have not been shy in expressing their views. some telling "usa today" that health care website was built using 10-year-old technology that may require a total overhaul. the health and human services department is simply dysfunctional and wasted three years of run-up time, hundreds of millions of dollars, and still has no one in the department's management who has any idea how to create the exchange that is at the very heart of obamacare. how clueless is the obama administration and the health and human services department? federal officials reportedly did not test the obamacar
FOX Business
Oct 20, 2013 2:00am EDT
. here he is. >>> well, forget about the politicians. how did obamacare come off at the end of the debt deal in some democrats say obamacare was a big winner since the changes that republicans wanted didn't happen. but check out these headlines. former obama press secretary robert givens calling the exchange glitches "excruciatingly embarrassing." only 1% of the website visitors signing up. aetna ceo knocking the law. hospitals lay off workers in part because of the law. on and on and on. so did obamacare come out this week as the big loser? hi, everybody. i'm david asman. welcome to "forbes on fox." in focus with mr. steve forbes. rick unger. mike osanian. rich karlgaard. and john tandy. was obamacare the bigger or the loser? >> it's a big loser because it will be implemented. make no mistake this is the obama's administration vietnam for the adolescent approach for healthcare. obama at the end of the administration will wish ted cruz and the republicans succeeded to defund it because they would have said obama and the foolish legislation from their themselves. >> rick, it was hard to
FOX News
Oct 15, 2013 1:00pm PDT
on obamacare. 10:05 a.m. senate majority leader harry reid says he is confident the senate can reach a deal to avoid default. sounds positive. 11:07 a.m. the white house issues this statement saying the latest g.o.p. proposal is a partisan attempt to appease the tea party and that set off a fire storm among democrats. >> that progress evidently has struck here in the hearts -- fear in the hearts of the republican whose reckless behavior called upon them to sabotage the bipartisan effort in the united states senate. >> extremist republicans in the house are attempting to coimpede the progress with a bill that can't pass the senate, can't pass the senate, and won't pass the senate. >> we're not going to pay ransom from the american people to the tea party in order to open the government. >> and that brings to us 3:15 p.m. eastern. the time the president called house democrats to the white house. now, moments ago, talk of another house g.o.p. plan to be voted on tonight. we're going to get reaction from former presidential candidate rick santorum in a moment. first, fox senior capitol hill pro
FOX Business
Oct 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
rollout of obamacare. it is the obamacare czar. and will he delay the mandate forcing people to sign up or face hefty fines? >> it is possible he would announce he will delay the individual mandate. gerri: the car is in making that bold addiction is here tonight. and the market on a tear have stocks reach their peak or will the rally continue? we are watching out for you tonight on "the willis report." ♪ we will have all that and more coming up, but first our top story tonight. the white house ability to get the president's crowning achievement fixed facing one huge hurdle. we terrible mentioned skills of the president himself. with us now, author of "the amateur barack obama in the white house." thank you for joining us. $654 million. the exchange does not work. how would you grade the president on his management abilities? >> f, i would give him a flunking grade. he had three months to do this. gerri: he had more than three months to do this. he had years. the time has flown by and nothing has don happened. the website failed effort just 2000 people went on it the first day. think a
FOX Business
Oct 19, 2013 3:00am EDT
the government open back up the democrats are speaking up slapping down the obamacare rollout. >> the system, the national plan for something that has to be. >> the people who are responsible for making it work art work fixing the problems that need to be fixed. >> overwhelmed by the traffic. >> not happy with it and have insisted that everybody work 24 / seven to fix the problems that exist. >> have some answers soon and that the answers would be, okay, we found the glitch. >> there are problems, and we need to get them fixed. ♪ charles: welcome, everyone. kneele will be back on monday. you know, that sounds a lot different than what the president was saying. launched a when he urged people, just be patient. >> like every new law, every new product rollout, there will be glitches in the sign up process along the way that we will fix. consider that just a couple of weeks ago apple rollout a new mobile operating system, and within days they found a glitch. charles: never taking responsibility for problems and mistakes. former ceo of verizon wireless. i have to tell you, that is the thing th
FOX Business
Oct 21, 2013 6:00pm EDT
edition of the willis report, we had such great feedback to our previous call in shows on obamacare, we're doing it again. we know so much more in just about a week about how the law is working and not working, have you been sending us your questions on tweeter, and e-mail, you can call in tonight. 1877-249-9626. get dialing, this is the show friends, where you can get your questions answered, and sound off, government is not answering your questions, their hot line is busy, ours is open and working, here is talk to you president of american act forum. and michael levitt. heading up levitt partners. in salt lake city. our part of best medical aid team joining us later, dr. mark siegel. a question from carroll in kentucky. when is someone going to add up the subsidies that taxpayers have to pay. doug, a question about ultimate costs. everyone wants to know. the president saysed it. not just a web site but a great program circumstance it? >> well, what the president emphasize is you payless, you paying less, that has to come from somewhere it comes from american taxpayer. is it will be ne
Comedy Central
Oct 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, no obamacare amendments. it was $70 billion below what the senate wanted, they accepted and you've reneged on that offer. >> clearly there was a conversation about doing this. >> several. >> several. >> and you offered a clean resolution. >> i and my members decided that the threat of obamacare and what was happening was so important it was time to take a stand and we took a stand. >> jon: did you -- did you (bleep) hear that? can we stop having the conversation about it? wham is he going to say? they had a deal but -- obamacare. [ laughter ] we decided to take a stand. do you think obamacare is a big enough threat to the country you need to shutdown the government over it. fine, own it. don't fart and point at the dog! [cheers and applause] did you do that? did you --? good boy. i can't stay mad at you. [ laughter ] i'm going to move on. i'm going to do a different story. any story. i know what i'll do. i'll use my wheel of happy stories. we don't hardly ever use it but it's always -- [laughter] oh, my god! i can't believe it's -- we mefer used it but it's -- we never used it but it's alw
FOX Business
Oct 20, 2013 2:30am EDT
? the shocking words found encoded in the obamacare website that will absolutely blow your mind. and then, lobbing softball questions in the heat of the d.c. showdown. is mainstream media lovefest with the white house while we will never get this number down? "cashin' in," asking the tough questions for you starts right now. hi, everybody, i'm eric bolling. welcome to "cashin' in." the crew this week, wayne rogers, jonathan hoenig, michelle fields, and juan williams. welcome, everybody. we give an inch and they take a mile. some food stamp recipients taking advantage of the wal-mart kind-heartedness to let them shop, even though a computer snafu prevented retailers from the spending limit on the food stamp cards. then computer system was back up, the gig was up and the folks fled the stores leaving the overloaded carts in the aisles. just another reason, what we would say this out-of-control spending on the welfare programs those be reigned in. >> you really saw the depravity of welfare in this video, eric. i mean, a riotous mob looting producers. they are taking money from one group and
FOX Business
Oct 17, 2013 6:00pm EDT
that is behind most of the mess. also, the state of delaware signs of just one person for obamacare. she is here tonight. wait until you hear her story. in a huge turnaround for one of the country's best known retailers. how best buy fed on the consumer all coming up tonight on "the willis report." ♪ gerri: more signs that obamacare is failing to day as news of more glitches surface. we now know less than 1%, 1 percent of those who visited the exchange were able to enroll for health care coverage in the first week that it was open. now speculation that the problems could spur the law's biggest booster to delay the individual mandate. joining me now, dr. kevin campbell, a cardiologist, assistant professor at the university of north carolina. chris jacobs, senior policy analyst at the heritage foundation. and the ceo of vital springs technologies. want to get to that news, the expectation by at least some that the president might drop the mandate. here is what congressman tim whose camp had to say. listen to this. >> we are glad that we outline the difficulties with obamacare. we took a charge a
Oct 15, 2013 4:00pm EDT
to deal with the current fiscal issues before us that included the no washington exemption from obamacare language. as i said, i think that's very, very important for two reasons. one, the principle. i think the first rule of american democracy should be that washington lives by the same rules as it imposes on america. under obamacare, under everything. and secondly, a very practical consideration. i think the quicker we do that, the quicker we start getting things right. the quicker we start understanding in a gut, personal way the real challenges and burdens of obamacare and the quicker we start changing that. i returned just a couple hours later to congratulate the house because apparently they're moving in exactly that direction. and all indications are that they'll be going to the rules committee very, very soon with a package that features that really has as its centerpiece that no washington exemptions from obamacare language. again, i think it's important for all the reasons i said. i also want to point out that assuming the house passes that, i think they're going to tonight, tha
FOX News
Oct 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
extend the debt limit but had really weak obamacare measures. one thing to improve verification for people that get subsidies. another cut a tax, mostly unions didn't like. mitch mcconnell thought that was a pretty weak deal. the plan was to go to the senate, go to the house where republicans have a majority, add a couple obamacare measures. perhaps the medical device tax, delay or repeal of that. send it back to the senate. they would have a deal. the house just melted down yesterday. republican could not agree what to do. by the end you saw eric cantor essentially surrender at end of the night saying they would not have a bit. that goes back to the senate. republicans are minority. have less leverage. they will come up with something. bill: what is that something? what is expected i guess is the right way to phrase that? >> they will fight over how long to extend the government spending agreement because republicans want it to be longer because it has those lower levels of sequestration spending. same thing democrats want it to be shorter. they will talk about that. and republ
Oct 16, 2013 5:30pm PDT
antifraud measure to obamacare. >> this is far lets than many of us had hoped for, frankly. but it's far better than what some had sought. >> reporter: as republican leader mitch mcconnell explained the deal on the senate floor, texas senator ted cruz was just outside the chamber criticizing fellow republicans for folding. >> once again, it appears the washington establishment is refusing to listen to the american people. the deal that has been cut provides no relief to the millions of americans who are hurting because of obamacare. >> reporter: cruz was a driving force behind the defunding strategy but with time running out for the u.s. to pay its bills, he agreed not to hold up tonight's vote. >> there's nothing to be gained from delaying this vot once. >> pelley: nancy, thanks very much. from the white house, that looks like a white flag flying over the capitol tonight. major garrett has the president's reaction. major. >> reporter: scott, the president expects congress to approve this deal, and he will sign tprobably tomorrow. the white house didn't doesn't want to claim victory in p
FOX Business
Oct 16, 2013 9:20am EDT
not ignore the obamacare train wreck. new numbers show a minuscule number of people are able to sign up on the exchanges. it's worse than we thought. 31 and four weeks from now, you'll be able to buy a piece of twitter. you want it, they just reported a very big loss, yeah. a big day again. let's get started. "varney & company" is about to begin. it's a growing trend in siss do more with less with less energ hp is helping ups do just that. soon, the world's most intelligent servers, designed by hp, will give ups over twice the performance, using forty percent less ey. multiply that across over a ousand locations, and they'll provide the same benefit to the environment as or 60,000 trees. that's a trend we can all get behind. >> well, we'll bring you the market in a moment, but the -pnumbers on obamacare enrollmet are in. they are not good. in fact, they're terrible. according to figures being reported by the daily caller, it is indeed a train wreck. in the first week the exchanges were in effect. nearly 5.7 million people visited the individual marketplace websites. of those who visi
FOX Business
Oct 15, 2013 6:00pm EDT
in the middle of the government shut down the changes our due to obamacare. how long can social security payments be held hostage by the stalemate? the next batch will go out in a few days. will they? a computer glitch shows hiatus 80 as they raced to get the application in on time. we are on the case with "the willis report." gerri: our top story. that you need to bill about open enrollment starts with medicare seniors. is for next week's plans but they better start looking at the fine print to right away. premiums will skyrocket and questions remain if pavements are made on entitlement programs as the different flirts withh3 default. one credit rating has been put on watch for a possible downgrade because of the political deadlock did washington. former policy advisor dr. scott, welcome back to the show. this news under to the market and the stock market was already trading low but people say if they don't make the entitlement payment we're talking about medicare tonight to what phil was not mailed? >> the president issued a veto threat 20 minutes ago the towing the of bill that would
Al Jazeera America
Oct 18, 2013 1:00am EDT
," the government what? how does the republican party heal itself? what's next for obamacare, and are there any rewinners from the whole mess? after wikileaks released a massive amount of information on the web. what has changed. julian assange is holed up. >>> the author of a new book tells us why cookies to comfortable chairs could cause humans worlds of trouble. hello. welcome to "consider this." we begin with the debt ceiling. the government open for business thursday after a 16-day shutdown, but as courteney healey reports the fight over government spending and obamacare is far from over. >> reporter: vice president joe biden delivered morning muffins at the environmental protection agency thursday, while some politicians expressed relief learned. >> you'll see a more mainstream conservative republican party. i don't think we'll have the same kind of brinks manship on january 15th and february 7th. >> reporter: others vowed to continue the fight to stot obamacare. >> i'm not going away, and this issue is not going away. i'm going to use every opportunity on the senate floor to get a vote s
FOX Business
Oct 22, 2013 7:00pm EDT
♪ lou: the white house admits obamacare is a mess and turns to a man with ties to bain, a firm that they vilified endlessly during last year's presidential campaign. i guess there are over it. i am lou dobbs. ♪ good evening, everybody. the failure of the obamacare rollout leading to the move by the white house that suggests a total loss of confidence in health and human services secretary kathleen sibelius. president obama tapped former omb deputy director and former been executive to oversee the team now charged with fixing health care dot guv. the investment firm was at the center of vicious attacks by the obama campaign against governor mitt romney. they tried to paint him as a greedy lead and added a touch with everyday americans. white house press secretary jay carney today praised his work in the private sector without mentioning the name by name in delivering what sounded a lot like a direct slap at sibelius is ability or inability to manage the obamacare rollout. >> those of you know he is an expert in the field of effective management. tapping his experience and expe
Oct 15, 2013 8:00pm EDT
. this is the way government works. you have one side that feels one way. and the other side that past obamacare, they control the ,ouse. we have to understand that is american politics. i wish we could live within the budget. call on thee a independent thing line. i just wanted to remind money went to a british company for obamacare. , they are being investigated for serious fraud. i am not sure how people do not know this. million.$88 the american company handling the customer service, that is the injustice. host: are you still with us? if anything comes out of the republican efforts to delay or defund the law, what are you hoping will happen, as far as the law is concerned? what would you like to see? to see themuld like giving money to people to set up an american industry. whether going to debate or not we need socialized medicine. i was in quÉbec for 20 hours, that is about a full day. ofm not sold on the idea giving money to britain or canada. i draw the line there. more, coming up on c-span. we wanted to show you some of the events of the day. you where someow of the discussions were on
FOX Business
Oct 21, 2013 7:00pm EDT
questions. obamacare isn't working. i am lou dobbs. good evening, everyone. president obama says that there is no excuse for the problems that have plagued the obamacare website. during an afternoon speech from the rose garden, flanked by a more human props, this time people who have allegedly been successfully enrolled in obamacare, the president would not answer any explanations as to why the website hasn't worked and if it well. or who he is calling upon to fix the problems were a time frame as to when the website will be up and running. >> the website has been too slow, people have been getting stuff during application process. and i think it's fair to say that nobody is more frustrated by that than i am. because precisely the product is good, i want the cash registers to work. i want to checkout lines to be smooth. and so i would like people to be able to get this great product. lou: the president insisting his plan is more than just a broken website is urging people to apply over the phone or perhaps by snail mail. fox news senior white house correspondent wendell goler has
FOX News
Oct 19, 2013 9:00am PDT
to close the divide and can the party unite enough to push ahead on issues like obamacare and immigration at a time so many americans are mad at both republicans and democrats? "new york times" best-selling author ann coulter is joining us now with her insight. thank you for being here today. it wasn't only that the pundits were declaring the tea party conservatives were among the biggest losers in shutdown, moderate republicans wasted no time spouting off as well. talk to me about what the g.o.p. will do on damage control and unite on bigger issues like immigration? >> i'm surprised some of the tea party conservatives are saying it was a loss. it was magnificent. all republicans should be proud of what just happened. i keep comparing the government shutdown from 1995 to this one. in 1995, there was no fox news, no internet. and that's why public opinion was basically split. the two polls that you have been, have been, you know, cried from the rooftop over the last week showing republicans at the lowest, the most hated they have been. they're propaganda. they are not of likely voters. the
FOX News
Oct 20, 2013 11:00am PDT
and senator roy blunt of missouri. plus our sunday panel on the continuing problems with obamacare. and our power player of the week, the 31-year-old wiz kid behind the shutdown. all right now on "fox news sunday." hello again from fox news in washington. government workers are back on the job after that 16-day partial shutdown and presidentçó obama is pushing a new agenda for the rest of the year while republicans argue about the best strategy to deal with it. joining us now, one of the g.o.p. leaders at the center of that debate, florida senator marco rubio. senator, well cock back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you. thanks for having me back. >> you're one of the 18 republican senators who voted against the final deal to reopen the government. was that in effect a political gesture because you knew it was going to pass any way? or were you really prepared to keep the government shut down and to bump up to pass the deadline for raising the debt limit? >> well, let me be clear. i never was in favor of shutting down the government. i was never in favor of defunding the government. i was i
FOX News
Oct 20, 2013 3:00pm PDT
and senator blunt of missouri. and the continuing problems with obamacare. our "power player of the week," the 31-year-old behind the shutdown. that is all right now on fox news sunday. "fox >> hello again from fox news in washington. government workers are back on the job after the 16-day partial shut down. president obama is pushing a new agenda for the year while republicans argue about the best strategy. we have a g.o.p. leaders of the center of the debate, florida senator rubio. welcome back to fox news sunday. >> thanks for having me back. >> you are one of the 18 republican senators who voted against the final deal to re-open the government. was that a political gesture because you knew it was going to pass anyway? or were you really prepared to keep the government shut down and to bump up, to pass the deadline for raising the debt limit? >> let me be clear. i never was in favor of shutting down the government. i was in favor of funding the government fully and voted to fund it fully. the only thing i didn't want to see was waste money or obamacare which is a disaster. we have see
Comedy Central
Oct 21, 2013 9:00am PDT
. very excited to talk to him. earlier this week we talked about how the official launch of obamacare was marred by web glitches anlong delays. but there was another major obstacle to obamacare's implementation. total dickishness. you see, obamacare for all its well-documented issues and problems is still a well-intentioned attempt to get people who have not had health insurance in this country health insurance. medicaid has traditionally covered people up to this income level. obamacare was going to cover them ostensibly down to this income level. so it was going to be the gap there, about the size of an ipad ee cement instead of an ipad it is about 8 million people living just above the poverty line so to provide health insurance for this nation's, you know, center, the federal government was going give the state government money to expand their medicaid program. for three years the state would pay for this program, i think the number was about 0. and then after that, they would pay up to 10%, i think, by the time it was 2020. so what a great deal. but wouldn't you know it. >> 26 st
Oct 16, 2013 4:00pm EDT
, but -- but they are two distinct and separate issues and they should be examined that way. it started with obamacare, a law that was sold to people as something that would help them gate fordable health insurance. but that is not what it's going to be. we've all heard the news of what a fiasco the roll-out of the exchanges have been. but as bad as the roll-out of the exchanges and the web site has been, we need to realize that that was supposed to be the easy part. the most difficult and disruptive parts of that law are yet to come. in the months to come, a thou insurance fee -- a new insurance fee, a new tax on hardworking americans will be added to insurance policies. people will be required to give up existing coverage that they are happy with if it doesn't meet the standards created by obamacare. and if they don't buy the insurance, they eventually will have to pay a tax that goes up to either $695 a year or 2.5% of your income. employers with more than 50 full-time employees will be required to offer a certain type of coverage to their employees, so many of them are moving people part-time work
FOX News
Oct 19, 2013 1:30pm PDT
a fox news host. the current attorney general with obamacare and today his campaign put out a statement on the mcauliffey vent with clinton. they said there are a few things they won't hear them talk about today, you won't hear them mention their vocal support for policies like obamacare. nor will you hear them brag about the years of bill clinton's presidency when terry mcauliffe sold seats on air force 1. they are bringing out mcauliffe's time as a fundraiser for bill clinton. they called them, quote, misleading. >> molly, thanks. >>> former vice president dick cheney is revealing in fairly sunning new details in a tell all book just out. the book says he once feared that the electrical device that had been implanted near his heart could be used in an assassination attempt. elizabeth prann has more from washington. >> vice president dick cheney talking about his fears in his latest book. cheney says he and his cardiologist agreed to turn off the implanted defibrilator's device. perhaps sounding farfetched until the murder was played out during an episode of the show time series "homel
FOX Business
Oct 16, 2013 7:00pm EDT
obamacare subsidies on the exchanges and it includes instructions for a bipartisan budget committee to address long-term fiscal issues by december 13. >> we kept finding out why we cannot come to a budget conference and this bill will have a mandatory budget conference and it has to report back and go back to some regular order. that was very important for all of us to agree upon. reporter: mcconnell is not fussing with spe efforts on 11. >> we are protecting spending reductions of both parties agreed to under the budget control act. and that the president signed into law. that has been a top priority for me and my colleagues on the republican side of the aisle throughout this debate. reporter: after losing several weeks, the senate majority leaders struck a peaceful tone. >> most important, we are crowning work of washington to a halt. this is not a time for pointing fingers or blame. this is a time of reconciliation. reporter: a wildcard in the senate, ted cruz signaled his intention. >> i have no objections to the timing of this and the reason is simple, there is nothing to be ga
Oct 20, 2013 8:30am PDT
me ask you about senator ted cruz. he led this effort to tight funding of obamacare to shutting down the government. he said he is not backing away. he says he will continue to do-- and these are hid words-- "anything he can to stop" what he calls the train wreck that is obamacare? how are you going to deal with that? >> well, i certainly agree with senator cruz that obamacare is indeed a train wreck. a visit to the web site is kind of like a trip to the department of motor vehicles in your state. even if people can access the web site, there's no way to-- to get quotes. even those who may be fortunate enough to cip sign up are goingo find the premiums are hiring and choices are fewer. one thing all republicans agreed on in 2009 was we thought obama p obamacare was a terrible mistake for the country. we still think that, and we're going to do everything we can in the future to try to repeal it. but that requires a republican senate and a different president. we have a math problem in the senate in getting rifd obamacare. it's the following math problem-- 55 democrat explz 45 republic
Oct 14, 2013 8:00pm EDT
of obamacare. and it's over 20,000 jobs just in indiana. and wausau, indiana, is the orthopedic capital of the world. many otherto zimmer, companies that are doing such remarkable work for the betterment of americans. i know that my grandmother had her hip replaced before she passed away 10 years ago and it changed her life. it gave her a new ability to enjoy life with her children and grandchildren. this is an industry that is being harmed by obamacare. and it's time that we take a step back and re-evaluate and find new solutions. this tax is putting 2,000 jobs in jeopardy in indiana. and i believe it's time for washington, for the president, for the senate, for the house, to come together. let's stop stumbling from crisis to crisis. that's not the best way to govern. the american people are tired the way washington has these sike calls of political stunts nd fiscal cliffs and all these created, manufactured crises. and many americans know that in order to get a job done, you have to sit down and figure out a way to get it done, talk about it and go out and do it. washington is broke b
FOX News
Oct 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
on these obamacare exchanges. those are details. the big picture is, no change in spending. no change in borrowing. you just kick the can down the road by a couple of months. martha: well and the union was squeaky wheel and they got something out of this deal it would appear. we'll talk a little bit more about that coming up in another segment so stick around for that. stuart, let me ask you this. if the senate approves this deal will the house republican who is have been very outspoken on all of this, are they going to go for it? >> i knew you were going to ask that, i have to tell you, martha, i can not count votes but investors think they can. wall street will open pretty close too a record all-time high. the dow is at 15,300. investors, wall street, believe a deal will be done. something will get through the house and a deal will be done. that is what investors think. i personally can not count votes. sorry, martha. martha: one, two, three, four, i'll help you. stuart, thank you, see you later. bill: despite the shutdown, uncle sam wants your moolah. today is last year to file the tax return i
Al Jazeera America
Oct 18, 2013 9:00pm EDT
. because almost as soon as the president signed off on that deal, the tea party activists put obamacare on the table. what's not helpful to the healthcare act has been the website has been nothing but disastrous. looking at the early returns on obamacare enrollment and by considering a few faulty clicks could doom its future. clicking away in the background over the 16 days of shutdown, the start of enrollment in the affordable care act centerpiece, the online marketplace for healthcare coverage. government aims to get 7 million people to buy insurance through the exchanges, and interest in the website through was high, but they won't say how many have signed up. and opponents have quickly moved in to condemn obamacare as a failure already. >> what i continue to do is continue standing with the american people to stop obamacare because it's not work, it's costing jobs and taking away healthcare. >> 36 states signed on with the federal exchanges, but 15 states opened their own healthcare exchanges, using other software. working out bugs, and the goal of signing up 1 millio
Oct 15, 2013 2:00pm EDT
to the crisis before us which includes no washington exemption language regarding obamacare. i strongly support, of course, that language and i strongly support that discussion and i effort in the house. and i really encourage all of our house colleagues to look hard at that and act on that and particularly i'd encourage my louisiana colleagues to do that. madam president, i've purnd thid this issue ever since we got back from the august recess. as you know, madam president, right as we went into that august recess, the obama administration issued a rule, an illegal rule, in my opinion, without statutory authority contrary to the obamacare statute that lives members of congress and congressional staff special status, a special exemption or a special subsidy, if you will, not in the law and one not enjoyed in that way by any other american. and this no washington exemption language, which i've been an advocate of with many others here in the senate, with many house colleagues, would end that special elite status. and that's what we need to do. madam president, i think we need to do it for two cr
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